This paper focuses on the effectiveness of the UMANG-add on syllabus specially
constructed for the students of std. 7th in order to develop their three dimensional
comprehension skill. This add-on syllabus mainly focuses on the ability to unfolding inner
self of learner. The experiment was conducted on the students studying in government
primary school and self financed school. One group pre test post test experimental design
was used for the present study. The Comprehension test constructed by the researcher was
administered for the measurement of the dependent variable. This test was measured three
types of comprehension abilities i.e., the textual, the pictorial and the poetic. The students
of experimental group were found to be improved with regard to their comprehension
abilities at the end of this research. Hence this research revealed that the UMANG syllabus
was found effective on all three types of comprehension abilities of the students.
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